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April 27, 2018

Leah T. Goldsmith, age 94, of Sarasota and formerly of Orlando, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Ashton Place an assisted living facility in Sarasota. A native of New York, she was born on Dec. 16, 1923, to the late Abraham and Becker Lerner Thaler. She was a high school graduate and held clerical positions when she returned to the work force. In 1945, in New York, she married Howard Goldsmith, to whom she was married for 43 years, when he passed away in 1988.

Leah is survived by her children, Kenneth (Noriko) of Edison, New Jersey, and Deborah Goldsmith (Jason Boehk) of Sarasota; and her grandchildren Mark Goldsmith and Erica Goldsmith. She is also survived by her sister, May Abrams.

A graveside funeral service was held at Ohev Shalom Cemetery with Rabbi Arnold Siegel of Jewish Family Services officiating. In memory of Leah T. Goldsmith, the family requests contributions to Tidewell Hospice c/o Philanthropy Department, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota 34238. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810. 407-599-1180.


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